Our research interests are in the physical properties and dynamic history of the Earth and other planets, both within and outside our solar system. To better understand how planet-scale observables are fundamentally controlled by the behavior of atoms at extreme conditions, we use X-ray scattering techniques to experimentally probe interactions of nuclei and electrons at high pressures and temperatures.

June Wicks

Assistant Professor June Wicks is based in the Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences (Olin Hall) and the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (Malone Hall), and also holds a joint appointment in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.




News & Announcements

Sonia Tikoo – Mineralogy Lecture Series: 19th September

The speaker is Sonia Tikoo, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers. Her talk is entitled “Paleomagnetic insights into the formation and evolution of solar system bodies.” Read the abstract here:PDF Document: Abstract

Next Mineralogy Lecture on 12th September

Our speaker will be Dr. Riccardo Bolis, Postdoctoral Researcher, CRNS, PIMM Laboratory, ENSAM, Paris, and his talk is entitled “Laser shock compression studies of MgO-SiO2 systems at high pressures.” Olin Hall 247 at 4:30 PM. Read the full abstract here: PDF Document:

Our first group meeting on August 22nd.

Welcome back everyone! We met on August 22nd for the first time this semester. Stay tuned for more updates from our group as the semester progresses!